The biennial exhibition, set to be held on 8-10 April at The NEC, will be co-located with other industry-related events including Plant & Asset Management, Air-Tech, Fluid Power & Systems Exhibition, and the newly launched European Offshore & Energy Exhibition.
According to the organiser, the co-located events will cover more than twice the area of the 2012 shows.
“Already, we are up on bookings for 2014 and have increased space to accommodate the demand,” said Drives & Controls’ exhibition sales director, Doug Devlin. “With the launch of our new exhibition European Offshore & Energy, this will substantially increase the ‘footfall’.”
Devlin added that there is a confidence in the market which is endorsed by the number of new companies and the return of companies who haven’t exhibited for several years.
The 2012 show attracted 11,146 (unaudited) for the three-day co-located event, up 29 per cent from the 2010 shows.
Ian Atkinson, DFA Media managing director said: “For 2014 we will build on the success of our 2012 shows by further improving the look and layout of each exhibition within our co-location of events, as well as making it as easy as possible for visitors to navigate their way around each separate event.
“The combination of leading manufacturing events, with a highly focused seminar programme, will give visitors a unique opportunity to keep abreast of the latest industry developments by visiting a single co-located event. ”
New to this year’s exhibition will be the Motor Driven Systems (MDS) programme, which will focus on the varied elements of legislation, standardisation, system strategies and technological developments that affect motor driven systems.
The programme will feature representatives from the UK Government, the European Union, research bodies, trade associations, manufacturers and end users.
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